Monthly Archives: December 2020

Committee Meeting Agenda – December 17, 2020 Meeting

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2020.  Registration is required to attend the meeting.

  1. Approval of minutes of the November 19, 2020 meeting
  2. Amicus Request(s)
    1. Doe No. 7346 v. Sex Offender Registry Board, SJC-13032
  3. CAFL Counsel Shortage – emergency language
  4. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  5. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  6. FY 2021 Budget Update
  7. FY 2022 Budget Proposal – Maintenance Request
  8. Chief Counsel Report

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 17, 2020 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information

Children and Family Law Panel is Seeking Attorneys

CAFL Trial Panel Training (January 28 – March 17, 2021)

CPCS is now accepting applications for its 2021 CAFL Trial Panel Certification Training to represent children and parents in care and protection/termination of parental rights cases.  The on-line training includes a mix of substantial self-directed learning and live Zoom sessions two mornings a week for four weeks.  The training concludes with a full day mock hearing. Preference will be given to attorneys who submit applications by December 11 and who commit to accepting cases in central and western Massachusetts, where we currently have an attorney shortage. The agency actively seeks to diversify its private attorney panel membership.

For more information about the training and to download the application, click here: [application]